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A baby swing on the US-Mexico border ... wins this year's Paisley Design award

A baby swing on the US-Mexico border ... wins this year's Paisley Design award

A design for a children's swing titled "Teeter-Totter Wall", designed by architects Ronald Rael, professor of architecture at the University of California, and Virginia San Fratello, assistant professor at San Jose State University's School of Art and Design, won the Paisley Design Award 2020. Annual award affiliated with the Design Museum of London exhibition.

A baby swing on the US-Mexico border ... wins this year's Paisley Design award


Interactive design for the baby swing:


The design of a children's swing, which is located on the US-Mexico border, specifically in California, is a temporary interactive installation, this installation was installed in July of 2019. The installation consists of three bright pink swings, each swing slotted into the gaps of the border steel wall that separates the United States And Mexico.

A baby swing on the US-Mexico border ... wins this year's Paisley Design award


The swings allowed children from El Paso, Texas, and the Anabara community in Juarez, Mexico, to play together despite the 20-foot-high wall that stands on the most crossing border in the world and is a persistent site of political division between the two nations.


Paisley Award Winning Kids Hammock Design:

This baby swing was designed to illustrate the fundamental relationship between the two Earths, according to architect Ronald Rael, who designed the design to send a message: “What you do on one side has an effect on the other, and this is what the swing means,” according to CNN.


Six designs for the "era of crisis":

Due to the sensitivity of the wall between the two countries, the project took ten years to realize 6 designs, but it became a reality for less than 20 minutes, but its idea spread quickly. Although it was a temporary installation, it was full of joy, excitement and cooperation on the border wall, according to Rael.

A baby swing on the US-Mexico border ... wins this year's Paisley Design award


Children's swing «Teter-tension» A new way of human contact:

Announcing the award, Tim Marlowe, director of the museum, said: “It has encouraged new ways of human communication and has struck a nerve that continues to resonate far beyond El Paso in the United States and Juarez in Mexico. This remains an innovative and moving reminder of how humans can bypass Of the forces that seek to divide us, ”according to AP.


Installing a children's swing at the US-Mexico border:

The hammocks were installed amid the heated debate about US President Donald Trump's plan - while in office - to build a wall roughly 2,000 miles from the US-Mexico border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.


"We thought that this would be a moment to show the world a very important truth about the borders, and that borders are not a desolate place in which no one lives, this is a world in which women and children live, and we can use play as a form of activity," Rael said during the publication of the university's scientific journal 2019. ».

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